Former South African all-rounder Andrew Hall turned 44 on Wednesday. In his eight-year international cricketing career from 1999-2007, Hall has represented the Proteas in 21 Test matches and 88 One Day Internationals, and was also a part of the South African squad in the 2003 and 2007 editions of the World Cup. He was also a part of the squad that had made it to the semi-finals in the ICC Champions Trophy 2006.
On his birthday, the governing body of world cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC), came forward to wish him. ICC took to Twitter and hailed Hall as one of the world's finest fast bowling all-rounders. They also acknowledged the former Proteas cricketer for having taken 143 wickets and for scoring 1600 runs in 111 internationals for South Africa.
However, ICC posted a wrong photo. Instead of Andrew Hall, they put the picture of ex-South African pacer Charl Langeveldt.
The big goof-up was spotted by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and they came forward to make the correction. BCB took to social media and said that it was their bowling coach Charl Langeveldt and then wished Andrew Hall 'Happy Birthday'. Things did not end there as they also posted the correct picture of Hall.
Here's BCB's tweet:
After ICC realised their mistake, they went on to delete their tweet. Nonetheless, there were fans who after knowing what had gone wrong came forward and joined BCB in having some fun.
Charl Langeveldt is a former South African pacer who is the current fast bowling coach of Bangladesh. The ex-speedster has represented the Proteas in 87 international matches from 2001 to 2010. Prior to his association with the Bangladesh team, he was the bowling coach of Afghanistan and was also associated with his home team South Africa as a fast-bowling specialist coach.